Diseases, 25 Feb 2021
The NSW Department of Primary Industries’ cereal diagnostic service ensures accurate in-crop identification of diseases and other abiotic constraints. The results support the implementation of appropriate management strategies and provide an insight into seasonal variation and trends.
Diseases, 24 Feb 2021
Durum wheat often commands a premium price, but its vulnerability to crown rot can make it a more risky option to bread wheat. New pre-breeding lines with the promise of better yields are being tested in national trials.
Diseases, 20 Feb 2021
A new screening technique which allows researchers to easily compare eyespot resistance in cereals looks set to allow growers and breeders to identify varieties with better resistance.
Diseases, 18 Feb 2021
While traditional sources of resistance and tolerance to Fusarium crown rot in wheat are limited, detailed genetic analysis and pre-breeding efforts have now yielded more than 70 wheat lines with superior disease robustness.
Diseases, 16 Feb 2021
Genetic resistance is one of the key tools to manage yellow spot in wheat. Research has now identified multiple new resistance genes for progression into Australian breeding programs, and has better quantified potential yield losses.
Diseases, 15 Feb 2021
Resistant varieties provide the most effective way to manage foliar diseases of barley such as powdery mildew, net form net blotch and spot blotch. Pathotype monitoring and ongoing identification of new sources of resistance is essential to stay ahead of pathogen evolution.
Diseases, 14 Feb 2021
Fungicide resistance has been detected in diseases of wheat, barley and canola across all growing regions. Now, with support from Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network, growers have more capacity to manage and prevent its occurrence.
Diseases, 13 Feb 2021
Soil-borne diseases are a significant constraint to field crop production nationally but they do not occur in isolation. A national research project is investigating how abiotic constraints and multiple diseases can impact in concert on crop production.
Diseases, 12 Feb 2021
The Australian Cereal Rust Control Program plays a crucial role in the identification, characterisation and delivery of rust-resistant germplasm to Australian wheat and barley breeding programs. The process takes a great deal of skill and patience.
Diseases, 11 Feb 2021
Easy-to-use apps designed to help growers make informed disease-management decisions are now available for use on tablet devices. The latest app supports the management of stripe rust in wheat.